WADE — Mrs. Lori Autry Fowler McLaurin, 55, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at her home.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at South River Community Church, 6540 Goldsboro Road, Wade. Officiating will be the Rev. Lynn McLaurin. Burial will follow at Williams Cemetery in Wade.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at the church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Leon Autry.
Lori grew up with family and friends in Stedman, N.C., where she graduated from Cape Fear High School. She went on to further her education at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She started a career in the postal service in 1988 and later became a U.S. postal inspector. Lori would have retired in December with 30 years of service. She was the pastor’s wife and part of the family of South River Community Church. She loved to devote her time in serving and giving to others. She was passionate about her ministry through song and music, which touched the lives of all who were around her. Lori will long be remembered by her infectious laughter and words of encouragement and love for others.
She leaves to cherish her memory: husband, the Rev. Lynn McLaurin; stepdaughter, Ashley Walker and husband Jonathan; grandsons, Justin McElrath and Jackson Walker; mother, Helen Autry; sister, Sonya Mozingo and husband Drue; niece, Kayla Pounds and husband Jonathan; great-niece, Ava Pounds; and nephew, Seth Mozingo.
Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home of Stedman.